5 Summer Sports to Keep You Cool in the Heat
With the recent heatwave hitting the UK, taking up a new sport might seem like the last thing you want to do. Why would you want to make yourself even sweatier, when even sitting at a desk is enough to give you some serious patches?
Well, here’s the list for you – some sports that will keep you cool (or at least not make you any hotter!) this Summer.
This one might need some explaining, and probably isn’t for the faint of heart – but it should keep you cool during the summer months to come.
Competitors in bog snorkelling must rely on flipper power alone (no swimming with your arms!) to cross two lengths of a 60 yard peat-bog trench. Bog snorkelling is the perfect summer event not only because it keeps you cool, but also because the annual world championships take place in at Waen Rhydd peat bog, near Llanwrtyd in Wales. For those of you with a really competitive streak – the current world record is 1:19.
Ok, so this one is fairly obvious. But instead of just chilling with your mates by the pool this year, cocktail or beer in hand, why not get down to the pool and keep fit while you’re keeping cool.
There are different options and variations if you want to spice things up a bit from straight up swimming, whether you take on synchronised swimming
Golf maybe isn’t the absolute best sport for keeping cool this summer (that award probably goes to bog snorkelling) but it certainly won’t make you as hot as something like 5-a-side football. Golf courses look stunning in the summer months with blooming flowers, or on a links course beautiful views out over the sea, especially at sunset.
So, if you want to enjoy the sun and do some exercise without breaking too much of a sweat, golf might be a great sport for you.
The only reason you might find a bead of sweat dripping down your face during archery is from the concentration, the stress and the pressure. While it might take a fair amount of effort to draw your bow, it shouldn’t leave you too exhausted and overheated. Archery has come a long way from its humble beginnings which you might have seen recreated in anything from Gladiator to Game of Thrones. Archery now comes with high-tech equipment and extreme precision. If you want to get out in the sun without overexerting yourself, archery is a great way to do it.
Snooker halls are great during summer as they usually have air conditioning and a bar - what more could you ask for? Not to mention snooker and pool are great sports in their own right – combining skill, concentration, mental agility and good old-fashioned fun.
If you’re looking to get involved in any of these sports then you should definitely check out SportsFixer, a new app which brings people who love sport together so you can find venues, teammates and opponents all in one place. To find out more about what SportsFixer has to offer click here [link to ‘football in a haystack’ blog], or if you’re interested in other sports you might want to try, you can check out our list here [link to sports you should try].
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